While I'm not a personal fan of Richard Dawkins, I find this flick photograph with hotspots pointing to all of the apps on his computer fascinating. It demonstrates how any time we are in public, people may not hone in on what we think they are “there for” and may come away with something entirely different in this mashable, amazing, world.
yWriter is a free, highly rated, novel writing program that I found through a very complimentary review in PC Magazine. It is for the PC.
Just save your file as an RTF with chapter headings and it will import right into ywriter.
The online word processor from Adobe. This is one to watch because of testing and future compatibility with Adobe Air, a “plugin” that will let you take things offline and be online, although the word processor runs in a web browser. We are much closer to this environment.
Microsoft Office live is an online extension of Microsoft Office. I'm going to test this so that I can compare to other services. My students told me today, “If you have us test and compare and contrast, you should at least look at this as well.” OK, I'm going in.
If you have Word on site it could be a place to collaborate with those who want a familiar environment. I'll let you know!
(Oh, and this also links to Office Live Small Business to create professional websites and manage your business. Interesting.
Great discussion emerging on Jon Becker's blog about free speech and blogging of public employees. I learned as much from the comments as the blog post itself.
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